Bridgehouse Asset Managers Named to Best Workplaces in Canada® List: First-time Recognition in Prestigious Competition Results From Strategic Focus

TORONTO, April 10, 2015 /CNW/ - A strategic effort to improve its workplace culture has brought Bridgehouse Asset Managers recognition as one of this year's Best Workplaces in Canada® from Great Place to Work® Institute for the first time.

The respected human resources (HR) award, announced today, acknowledges Bridgehouse as one of Canada's top 50 companies in the Medium category, (i.e., organizations with 50 to 999 employees). A complete list of winners appears today in a special national report in the Globe and Mail and on Globeandmail.com.

"A healthy, positive workplace is essential in the investment business. When you're investing peoples' money, your employees must truly care about their jobs and be willing to go above and beyond," says Bridgehouse President and COO Carol Lynde. "Originating with our founder, Charles Brandes, Bridgehouse has a 100-year vision to motivate staff and to support the financial advisors we work with and the clients they serve. This long-term view creates purpose and meaning and helps our employees grasp the responsibility we have for our investors."

More than 300 nominations were received and more than 60,000 employees participated in the annual workplace survey, which operates in more than 50 countries worldwide.

The Best Workplaces in Canada award is presented on the basis of an in-depth assessment of nominated organizations. Two-thirds of the total score is earned through a 58-statement survey completed by a random selection of employees, including open-ended comments about their organizations. One-third is derived from an intensive review of an organization's culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures. Together, they provide a robust representation of each organization as a place to work and the foundation for assessing it on five critical trust-building dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

Concludes Lynde: "We operate over the long-term and with a stewardship mindset—it's a must when you manage investments that make retirement and other life goals possible."

Great Place to Work® Institute
Great Place to Work® Institute is a consultancy with expertise on workplace transformation. It operates in more than 50 countries and works with top-tier media partners, like the Globe and Mail, the Financial Times and Fortune. With more than 5,500 organizations surveyed annually, Best Workplaces is the world's largest program geared to encouraging a better society by creating better workplaces. For details, visit greatplacetowork.ca.

Bridgehouse Asset Managers
Bridgehouse Asset Managers (Bridgehouse), a trade name of Brandes Investment Partners & Co. (Brandes), offers time-tested investment solutions to Canadians, leveraging the expertise of four world-class investment managers: Brandes Investment Partners, Greystone Managed Investments Inc., Lazard Asset Management and Sionna Investment Managers. In all it does, Bridgehouse is committed to partnering with investment professionals to help Canadians reach their financial goals and become smarter investors. Bridgehouse is defined by independent ownership and thinking, a dedication to advancing investor knowledge, and support for the community through a contribution of time and financial support. For details, visit: bridgehousecanada.com.

SOURCE Bridgehouse Asset Managers

For further information: Media Contact: Margo Rapport, Vice President, Communications, H2 Central Marketing and Communications, 416.895.5672, mrapport@h2central.ca

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